Aims and Objectives of the Project:
Main aim of this project is to provide an opportunity to emerging youth workers to gain knowledge, skills and practical experience necessary for supporting youth especially those from marginal backgrounds. The project will contribute to the professional development of a group of youth workers in education and/or training in Macedonia, Estonia and the United Kingdom through involving them in training and practical working experience in all nations, as well as through developing tools both off and online that they can use in their future work in this field. One of the major aims of the collaboration is the development of accreditation and recognition of professional youth work both in the UK, Estonia and Macedonia as well as Europe and even on a Global context.
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The Training Course
A training course for 21 participants (youth workers) on contemporary, unique and progressive approaches to youth work in a variety of fields from social, to outdoor, to inter-cultural education. Setting the ground work for the experimental methods. Different educational tools shared among the participants and youth workers trained in using them, during the project, covering different tools, youth provision methodologies, youth work styles and theories. The participants will have a chance to practice the gained knowledge and experience working with young people in their local community and with international groups during the course.
Introductions, Teambuilding, Introduction to project
What is Youth Work, Exploring youth work as a concept
Exploring various youth work methodologies from Estonia, Wales and Macedonia
Introduction into educational theories and developing ideas for own practice
Working in groups on developing activities to work with local young people
Using developed technique with local young people
Reflection learning process and previous days activities, Evaluation of course,
Costs Per Participants:
Estonia – up to 25 Euros for Travel covered upon receiving original tickets and filled reimbursement form.
What to Bring:
Please bring anything you consider relevant to youth as a youth worker in your practice with young people people, be it games, workshops, manuals, etc. We will be exploring youth work practice for all nations and participants. We also ask that you many prepare a small presentation on youth work in your nation and organization.
If you are an artist or a poet please bring some of your material that you wish to share. Please bring something you would like to share from your culture, be it your nation, ethnic group, fashion group, music group, fan group, etc. The term ‘culture’ is open your interpretation and we cannot wait to see what you consider part of your identity.
You will be staying at the Red Emperor Bar & Hostel http://www.redemperorhostel.com located in the centre of Tallinn.
Address: Aia 10, 10111 Tallinn, Estonia Phone: +372 608 7387
The staff are very friendly and the place has a good café/bar. Lockers are available the rooms shared between 6, 7 or 8 members of the same gender.
Will we need much money? As all the food and general meals are provided you will only need money, Euros, for extras like sweets, extra drinks, presents, etc.
How do I keep my money safe? We can provide a locked box that will be kept safe always for any money to be kept in. Any money that goes missing may be difficult to find due to the size of the group and accusations of theft are usually unfounded. We cannot be held responsible for any money lost or stolen during the project.
When will I get my Reimbursement? We will give the reimbursement as soon as we can but this may take up to six months dependent on money being given to us from the NA. We will not give reimbursements to individuals. To save any mistakes we will need a receipt list filled in with every receipt that links to the project one lump sum will be given to your Sending NGO.
Can you provide halal or vegetarian food? Tallinn has food for vegans and vegetarians. The variety is not massive, but the opportunity is there. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements and we can ensure all food is bought as required.
What are the rules on drinking, Smoking and drugs? In the nation drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes has a legal age of 18 to buy both so anybody under 18 caught drinking or buying alcohol will have severe consequences. Young people will not be able to buy cigarettes if they are under 18. Any person caught taking drugs by the police will be instantly off the project and will no longer be the responsibility of Involved, Project 2020 CIC or CID. The details of the participant involved will be given to the police and/or the home contact will be contacted to organise alternative transport home at their own expense.
Travel Insurance? Everyone is responsible for their own travel insurance, so please be aware of this.
How to apply:
NB: Registration form must be sent to us via mail: email@example.com subject:TC the future of youth work
A few words about the organizer’s:
Involved ago (Estonia)
INVOLVED is non-governmental organization aiming at creating possibilities for life-long learning and fostering development of individuals and different targets on local and international level.
Via broadening horizons, developing practical skills and offering information and activities, we aim at more active participation in civil society. Involved is interested in and active at youth mobility projects and development of youth and voluntary work, intercultural learning, integration and migration, equal and human rights. People involved with an organization have long-term experience in various programmes such as all actions of Youth In Action; and Leonardo da Vinci including working with young people with fewer opportunities, not only in Europe but outside as well.
Project 2020 CIC (Wales-UK):
Project 2020 is a not-for-profit organisation based in Cardiff. We are a Community Interest Company limited by guarantee registered with Companies House no: 08837432. We work in areas of Wales and England developing innovative community projects and inspiring long-term positive change.
Center for Intercultural Dialogue (CID) is a civil society organization working to promote intercultural acceptance and active citizenship through capacity building processes, education and youth work. The organization’s activity focuses on many aspects which are of interest for young people: from provision of services and information, to research and support for policy-making and networking.
CID is working to create diverse responsible and cooperative communities where citizens are actively contributing to the social development and integration. Our mission is to ensure sustainable community development by creating opportunities for quality engagement of civil society, advancing learning opportunities, and active involvement of young people and other citizens.